Almost a year ago, in February 2014, Disney announced some major changes coming to the Hub area near Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. The expansion will add larger viewing locations to accommodate more guests for fireworks and other entertainment, and also add landscaping and gardens that are reminiscent of the European castles’ grounds. When [...]
Author Archive: Leah Zanolla
Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (wdwinfo.com), Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.
Post by Jeff Alves My wife Val & I just moved to Florida and we had our favorite sister-in-law (Tracy) visiting to help with our interior decorating choices. Tracy enjoys gardening so we thought it would be nice to repay her by booking a special tour for the three of us. The Epcot International Flower [...]
UPDATE: This exhibit has been extended through January 4, 2015. Post by David Zanolla I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, so our family visited the Museum of Science and Industry quite often. Over the years, we enjoyed many special touring exhibits revolving around subjects such as The Muppets and artifacts of the Titanic. Needless [...]
Post by Liz Anderson Our family has had some great experiences with the Disney Cruise Line kids’ clubs – the Oceaneer Club and the Oceaneer Lab – so, as we sailed on the Oasis of the Seas for DIS Cruise 1.0, we were eager to try out Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean kids’ activities center. Adventure [...]
Review by Kevin Klose The California Grill in Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort reopened yesterday after a lengthy refurbishment and we were there to see how the old place looks.
Guest post by David Zanolla A Colt Vista station wagon, a Ford Escort wagon and a Ford Focus. That’s what I’m used to driving; look them up. None of them exactly say “speed.” If you need more evidence that I’m not a speedster on the roads, consider the following quote from my father-in-law. In 2008, [...]
This summer, we took our first trip to Disneyland and I’ve been documenting our adventure! You can read the first half of our trip report here. The rest of the trip wasn’t as scheduled as the first two days, so I’m just going to jump around and hit some of our highlights. Because the parks [...]
My family (my husband David and I, plus Jacob – 7, Jonah – 5, and Lydia – almost 2) just got back from our first trip to Disneyland and Southern California! We’re Walt Disney World experts, but relied on the Disneyland podcast team to help us plan this trip. We did an audio trip report [...]
We’re home! After so many months of planning, it doesn’t seem possible that our trip is over. I’m the Senior Editor on the DIS and my family (my husband David and I, plus Jacob – 7, Jonah – 5, and Lydia – almost 2) just got back from our first trip to Disneyland and Southern [...]